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Christine Becker <[log in to unmask]>
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Sat, 10 Jun 2017 19:56:31 -0400
text/plain (36 lines) has posted a new *Cinema Journal* Teaching Dossier:

Teaching with Primary Sources: Media Studies and the Archive

Edited by Kate Fortmueller, University of Georgia and Laura Isabel Serna,
University of Southern California

Primary historical sources have the capacity to animate discussions of film
and media history in compelling, substantive ways. Working with primary
sources allows students the opportunity to experience the thrill of
discovery, see first hand the complexity of the past, and use their
analytical skills to coax meaning out of the past. At the same time,
incorporating archival materials into undergraduate courses often seems
intimidating or time consuming, and indeed, these kinds of projects require
a great deal of planning to make student encounters with the archive
successful. Additionally, proximity to and distance from media archives
present practical obstacles to creating and executing projects using
primary, archival sources with undergraduates. Given these challenges how
can we effectively incorporate the study of archival material into
undergraduate teaching?

Teaching with Primary Sources: Media Studies and the Archive

You can also check out the CFP for the next Dossier:

Revisiting the Film History Survey

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